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Stephen Gray (Director) heads the theatre program at Elgin Community College and previously taught voice, movement, or acting at Temple, NYU/Circle in the Square, Webster, Lindenwood, Cal Arts, Ohio State, DePaul's Theatre School, and University of Illinois, Chicago. He has been a fight director or movement coach with American Conservatory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, San Francisco, Virginia, and New York City Opera companies. Formerly Education Director at California’s La Jolla Playhouse, Gray relocated to Chicago where has been a director, teacher, or fight choreographer for Apple Tree, Bailiwick, Body Politic, Live Bait, Impulse, Chicago Theatre Company, and Drury Lane Oakbrook theatres. A Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, aikido black belt and tai chi instructor, Gray holds a Ph.D. in theatre history and literature from the Ohio State University.